Dragoon76 (3) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2016 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Excellente biere mais le seul défaut le café pas toujours le même!!! Des fois trop et d autres fois parfaite.
nybol (1431) - DENMARK - MAR 13, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Karamelagtig smag, med sødmen fra karamellen. Lettere syrlig, med en del alkohol i eftersmagen.
alliance100 (1113) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - pours pitch black with medium tan head . Strong coffee aroma . Bitter coffee and dark Cocoa flavors , mild sweetness that leads to a bitter finish . Solid .
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Heidbummer (232) - SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bottledog. Pours very dark, thick tan head. Loads of coffee and burned (in a good way) toffee on the nose. Lovely thick mouthfeel, lots of toasted notes, hint of licorice, espresso in the back, but not overpowering. Develops nicely as it warms up. Bloody lovely. For sipping after a good meal. Or instead of one....
Frax (60) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle packaged on 12/22/15. Pours pitch black with a thin brown head that dissipates. Raisin notes in the aroma. Lots of coffee and chocolate, some vanilla. Full, thick body with a gritty mouthfeel. Alcohol is clearly present up front and through the finish. The finish is looooooong and the coffee notes seem to get stronger and more bitter. It all works.
tandembrauer (1147) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at What’s Brewing beer festival 2015, Stavanger. Pours black with light brown head. Aroma of coffee, pepper, dark chocolate. Some sweetness, roasted bitterness. A good one.
ABT_S54 (352) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle served in a snifter. Pours dark brown with short lived light tan head. Aroma is earthy coffee grains with little else. Taste is less bitter than you would expect from the seemingly high level of coffee grounds. A very well balanced coffee stout and probably the best I have had. A good level of bitterness but not excessive. Not much going on other than coffee but nevertheless very good.
chap95 (51) - - FEB 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours oily black with a beautiful dark beige head. It stays for a while but leaves nothing on glass. Coffee, roast, dark chocolate on the nose. In flavour roastiness is rather subtle, taste is dominated by coffee and chocolate in the background. A bit of alcohol comes out, not too much though. Medium body, would be better if it was more creamy and oily. Still good.
ryecatcher (1348) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep stouty brownish-black, opaque with a generous espresso colored head. Nose is roasty, wheat puffs, bakers chocolate, black coffee, tinge of smoke, wood. Mouth is medium-full, a little thinner than I like my stouts to be honest, moderate sweetness with a pleasant balancing bitterness that kicks in mid-range, burnt coffee (i.e. sooty) , sugar, cream (as in mouth feel), earthy, raisins, and a warm finish.
Side-note: Question for Mr.Migwell (whose rating appears below, just before mine)... I get it that you’ve got 20-odd years on me in the age department, but seriously man. Common sense is timeless: if you don’t like coffee in your stout, why the fuck would you buy it in the first place?... unless you like to complain. Pretty fuckin silly if you ask me. Just an observation.
migwell (277) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee in stout is really not my cup of tea. Once again, I find myself rating a style rather than the brew in question... no way I’m gonna rate a coffee stout above 3.5. I drink coffee in the AM and beer and ale in the PM. So, this one looks great, as a stout should, has a medium body and smells and tastes like coffee grounds with hops. Do I want hops in my coffee? Not likely. And vice versa.